Andy Dale

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Top 10 reasons to visit Singapore in 2015

Peering over the rooftop pool deck of Marina Bay Sands, shopping up a storm on Haji Lane, or ogling at the supertrees in Gardens by the Bay, it’s almost impossible to imagine Singapore was little more than a fishing village just over a century ago. On the eve of its golden jubilee, there’s no …

A Man's Primer on Gin | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Maiellano.</i><p>Gin is perhaps the most versatile of the distilled spirits. Sure, whisky is delicious. With a …

Glimpsing the future in Singapore

The future has arrived early in Singapore with more ultra-modern infrastructure - skyscrapers, parks, metro lines - being built every day. Many of the projects showcase technologies that we may soon see in other countries - and that could someday help all of us deal with global challenges such as …

From skulls to sewers: the darker side of Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights.<p>Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history.<p>Les Catacombes<p>Beneath Paris’ …

Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …

Wright Brothers Spitalfields: restaurant review

<b>8-9 Lamb Street, London E1 (020 7377 8706). Meal for two, with drinks and service: £110</b><p>A wet Wednesday lunchtime and I am making a life or death decision. On my say so, a creature will breathe its last. This isn't very different from most mealtimes. Usually when I order lunch something has to die. …

How To Turn Dry Pasta Into a Rocket Engine

You may not realize it, but your kitchen is one of the most well-stocked chemistry sets you could ever hope for. And it's not only for creating …

Aerospace

Photographing the Jaw-Dropping ‘Crystal Caves’ of Iceland

If there is only one way for me to describe Iceland, it would be “Monumental Scale Shock”. The country really borders on the extreme. The entire …

7 great reasons to see Europe before the summer

Pining to explore Europe but intending to wait for the sun? Think again: the crowds might arrive in spring and reach full swell midsummer, but European travel in the cooler months is superb timing for off-season prices and local flavour.<p>1. Off-season bargains<p>The rush for Christmas and New Year …

Living in: Milan

Italy’s capital of fashion and finance is one of the country’s most multicultural and diverse cities, with a stimulating rhythm that never gets too stressful.<p>Italy’s capital of fashion and finance, Milan is the place where business gets done – and everyone looks incredibly good while doing it. The …

Easy Miso Soup Recipe

<i>Try cooking a twist on the Japanese classic at home, with this quick, healthy and easy miso soup recipe.</i><p>Japanese soba noodles, which are made of 100% …

Healthy Chicken Cassoulet

<i>This healthy but hearty recipe for chicken cassoulet is one of my favourites. If you’ve made some healthy resolutions this 2014 then this winter</i> …

Baked sausages with apples, onion, raisins and cider recipe

A hearty sausage dish with a twist - apples and onions baked in cider until golden and tender<p><i>Serves six</i><p>75g (2¾oz) raisins<br>50ml (2fl oz) brandy (you can use apple brandy, whiskey or just boiling water if you prefer)<br>2 large onions, peeled<br>3 eating apples, unpeeled, halved and cored<br>3 tbsp olive …

Recipes

Lady Marmalade Cocktail Recipe

<i>Sit back and relax with this citrus infused, Lady Marmalade cocktail recipe. The perfect home time treat or dinner party tipple to impress your</i> …

Patricia Michelson: how to prepare a cheeseboard

The cheese expert and owner of La Fromagerie shares her tips on styling a seasonal board<p><b>Build up flavour</b> <br>Choose five or six varieties for your board – eight maximum – so your taste buds are not muddled by too many flavours. Buy about 30g per cheese, per person. Your first taste from the board …

Chutney

How to plan and book the best summer holiday in Croatia

Croatia summer holidays guide<p>Planning a holiday to Croatia? Read our guide to the best regions, with expert advice on Istria, the Dalmatian Coast, the cities Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Zagreb, the islands, including Hvar, and the national parks.<p>Croatia was all but forgotten for almost a decade …

Paris in winter: what to see and do

In winter <b>Paris</b> transforms from City of Lights to City of Fairylights. Even the Champs-Elysées comes into its own with Christmas illuminations in the trees, fir trees at the Rond-Point and a Christmas market in wooden chalets along its lower reaches. Stay warm with hot chestnuts sold in the street …

Neighbourhood watch: five Singapore micro-'burbs on the rise

Already know your way around central Singapore? Just a stone's throw beyond, a clutch of bustling neighbourhoods home to quirky shops, trendy eateries and cool bars are just waiting to be explored. So head out and experience the up-and-coming areas of Singapore that won't stay a secret for …

Leather Strapped Lunch Box

It’s time to rethink lunchboxes. Chances are you haven’t carried a real one around with you since it was covered in Ninja Turtles. It’s time to …

What Earth Would Be Like if Humans Had Never Existed

It's one of those things you've probably idly wondered but never really lent masses of thought: what the hell would the planet be like if humans had …

Universe

One-Pan Singapore Noodles Recipe

One-Pan Singapore Noodles<p>What you’ll need to make 4 to 6 servings:-<p>4 eggs<br>• Salt & pepper to taste<br>• Cooking oil<br>• 1 onion<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 inched thick …

Recipes

Top 10 fascinating cemeteries | The Star

You know that Halloween is creeping up on us when zombies, skeletons and graveyards start popping up to get everyone into the fun and frightful …

You Want Vagina Cakes? I'LL GIVE YOU VAGINA CAKES.

<b>WARNING:</b><p>This post is so <i>completely</i> not-safe-for-work that I advise waiting til you get home, clearing the area of innocents, and then blinding …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Singapore’s curious bicycle island

Just a five-minute ferry ride from Singapore’s busy streets is Pulau Ubin, a near pristine oasis with some of the best city-fringe cycling and mountain biking in Southeast Asia.<p>Just a five-minute ferry ride from Singapore’s busy streets is Pulau Ubin, a near pristine island oasis with some of the …

19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

Top 10 budget hotels, hostels and apartments in Bangkok

Loy La Long<p>Hidden at the back of one of Chinatown's Buddhist temples, this one-of-a-kind B&B is a winsome example of a growing trend: hotelier-driven conservation. An old two-storey teak hut that juts over the Chao Praya river has been converted into a bohemian retreat with seven rooms, all done …